Atul Dua is a partner at Advaita Legal. Mr Dua has over 29 years’ experience with leading law firms and multinational accounting and consulting firms. Before joining Advaita Legal as a partner in 2017, he headed Seth Dua & Associates for 19 years, having joined the firm in 1998. Prior to that he headed the New Delhi tax and legal practice of KPMG and thereafter of Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). Mr Dua’s forte is international trade and taxation, antitrust and competition law, and transaction structuring. During his professional career, he has gained extensive experience in advising multinational and Indian corporates in cross-border trade and structuring their investments in India. Mr Dua specialises in tax and legal aspects of financial and technical joint ventures and M&A transactions. He has extensive experience in structuring various income streams in and out of India.
Mr Dua has assisted leading TMT companies in setting up operations in India, seeking foreign investment approvals from the government and processing licence applications with the Ministry of Communications. He has also assisted companies in routing investments and technology from jurisdictions that confer maximum tax benefits. He has assisted strategic investors in investing in TMT companies in India, in conducting legal and tax due diligence on the investee companies, and also in drafting various commercial documents for such investments. He has been rated as the leading lawyer in the TMT space for many years by The Legal 500, Chambers and Asialaw – Asia Practice. SDA has similarly been rated as the foremost firm in this area, and has also received the ‘Best TMT Firm’ award from India Business Law Journal.